Poisons in Mystery Literature

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Poisoned Pen Press, Sep 10, 2009 - Reference - 136 pages
Poisons in Mystery Literature is a scientific journey into the world of toxicology, where the interested reader can consider the effects of drugs and poisons.; ; The first chapter traces the description and treatment of the most common intoxications, while the final chapter briefly describes the characteristics of the poisons primarily and often interestingly used by mystery authors. The book includes detailed descriptions of these toxins’ undesirable effects.; ; The author, a pharmacologist and professor, is certain that if his pharmacology students had read more of the works of Agatha Christie and had a greater sense of humor, they would have suffered less in the learning process and enjoyed their subject infinitely more.

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